2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Mosel (Pre-Arrival)
Stunning. Very aromatic and expressive, offering rose, apricot, lime and mineral notes allied to a clear, gossamer frame. Well-balanced, though somewhat soft in structure. Forward today, the finish should pick up more intensity with age. Best from 2008 through 2028. (BS)
Rubbery and mineral - loads of heady petrol aroma emerging. Extravagant and sweet with loads of defined fruit character, like candied pineapple and ginger. A tour de force. 17.5/20 points (RH)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Riesling Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr displays hints of minerals lurking below its wafts of sulfur. A seamless, creamy-textured wine, it is easygoing, plump, and exhibits flavors reminiscent of poached pears, cotton candy, and sweet minerals. (PR)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Peach and vanilla aromas. Broad, polished and creamy, yet it lies lightly, even delicately, on the palate. Brown spice, mango and banana suggest the vintage's extreme ripeness without conveying any overt sense of botrytis. Static yet imposingly rich and layered on the finish. (Nooks and crannies are not what this vintage, particularly at this address, is about.) Potential 2 stars. (DS)
According to importer Rudi Wiest: "Raspberry, peach and mineral-dusted aromas. Juicy orange and peach center, sleek and polished. Bright acidity, hint of honey. Complex layers of almond paste, orange peel and green herbs. Peach, raspberry, grapefruit and tea leaf. Earthy and long."